Three killed in Wednesday night shootings

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Three people were fatally shot Wednesday night in Philadelphia, and seven others were wounded in recent shootings, authorities said.

Officers were called just after 11 p.m. Wednesday to the 2500 block of Gordon Street in Kensington, where they found a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body.

The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to police.

He was the 32nd person killed in Philadelphia this year, a 10% increase over this point in 2020, when the city recorded nearly 500 homicides.

Earlier Wednesday night, a 22-year-old man died after he was shot several times at around 9:30 p.m. on the 200 block of N. Felton Street in West Philadelphia, authorities said.

In Fox Chase, Gladys Coriano, 52, was shot four times at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday outside her home on the 900 block of Hartel Avenue. She died about three hours later at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, police said.

Investigators believe she knew the shooter; however, no arrests had been made as of Thursday.

On Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., an 18-year-old man was found with three gunshot wounds to his left hand and one to his left eye inside the living room of a house on the 2500 block of S. Berbro Street in the Eastwick neighborhood.

Authorities said he is listed in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

A few minutes later, on the other side of the city, a 31-year-old man was shot in the right forearm during a road rage incident on the 6200 block of Broad Street in the Ogontz section of North Philadelphia.

He drove himself to Einstein Medical Center, and his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, police said.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a 22-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right knee outside on the 700 block of E. Madison Avenue in Kensington. He was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning.

In Point Breeze, a 43-year-old man was shot multiple times just before 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of Wharton Street. He was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Officers recovered a gun at the scene, but no one has been apprehended.

Two teenagers were hospitalized after shots rang out at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the 2600 block of N. 17th Street in North Philadelphia, authorities said.

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the left foot, and a 14-year-old boy was struck in the right leg. Both were taken to Temple University Hospital, where they are in stable condition.

Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, a 29-year-old man was shot twice in the arm on the 400 block of W. Venango Street in North Philadelphia. Police took him to the hospital, and his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

 

Suspects sought in murder of 83-year-old man

Suspects sought by police in connection with a deadly home invasion robbery on New Year’s Eve.PHOTO: Police

Police released surveillance video Thursday in an attempt to identify two people who beat, bound and gagged an 83-year-old man during a home invasion robbery New Year’s Eve in North Philadelphia.

Authorities said the elderly victim died of his injuries Monday.

The pair were caught on camera entering his home on the 3900 block of Fairhill Street just before 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, police said. They stole a safe with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, according to investigators.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335; text 215-686-8477; or submit an anonymous tip at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.

As in all homicide cases, the city is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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